Grid pattern on Iphone 4 screen?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ferris23, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    Not a complaint, and maybe I missed the memo but while out in the sun with my phone I noticed at an angle there is a grid pattern throughout the entire screen.

    It doesn't effect the display in any way and you really have to look for it, but it's there. Just curious what that's all about....

    I'd take a picture but I'm too busy playing with my precious, maybe in a few if it's needed.
  2. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    This forum is funny, I guess only yellow screens get attention.

  3. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    Just a wild guess, but it might be the touch element. I remember seeing similar on my 1st gen iPod touch. Never thought to look for it on my 3GS.
  4. coelacanth macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    Devices with capacitive touch panel have the grids and you can see it under very bright light. From my experiences, iPhone/iPad show less than severals other phones, but they still do show under sunlight. Have you owned previous gen iPhone or other smartphone with capacitive touch screen? If you have seen older iPhones, do you think the gird on i4 is more pronouncing than the others?
  5. Ferris23 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    Yeah I did have a 3G and 3GS but never noticed it, and I thought I analyzed those with a fine tooth comb. Must have missed it?
  6. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    You cannot see pixels on an iPhone 4. The grid though exists on my iPhone 3GS, generally shows up more when there's a bit of grease on the phone. It was hard to get a picture of it but you can see it a bit in the top left of the screen in this pic.

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  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    It's not the pixels, it's the digitizer grid. Don't worry about it, it's normal.

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